1969: Carty, Braves Too Much for Padres

September 28, 1969, Atlanta: Braves 4, Padres 2 (box score)

The Braves jumped out early in this one and then hung on late to complete their sweep of the Padres. Clay Kirby started for San Diego, while Pat Jarvis got the call for the home team.

With two out in the first inning, Hank Aaron singled. Rico Carty followed with his 16th homer of the year to make the score 2-0.

Atlanta scored again in the third to extend its lead to 3-0. The Padres answered in the fourth when Ollie Brown led off with his 20th home run of the season.

San Diego threatened in the seventh, but with two on and two out, Cecil Upshaw replaced Jarvis and retired Roberto Pena. The Braves then added an insurance run in the eighth on an RBI double by Carty.

The Padres had one last chance in the ninth. Nate Colbert singled, Ivan Murrell struck out, and Walt Hriniak singled, bringing the tying run to the plate in the person of rookie shortstop Frankie Libran, just 1-for-10 in his career.

Manager Preston Gomez pulled Libran in favor of Ed Spiezio, who grounded out to drive home Colbert. Upshaw then retired a second pinch hitter, Cito Gaston, to end the contest.

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